Another IED attack in Pulwama, this time on Army convoy

Militants Monday targeted an Army convoy with an improvised explosive device (IED) blast in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said.

The Army Casper of 44 Rashtriya Rifles was targeted by the IED explosion near Eidgah Arihal on the Arihal-Lassipora road in the south Kashmir’s district, a police official said.

An encounter ensued between the security forces and the militants after the blast.

This came nearly five months after the dastardly Pulwama attack on the convoy carrying Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel that took the life of 40.

There are no reports of any loss of life so far, the official said.